Health

Chairman:  Joe Pitts (PA-16)
Jurisdiction: 
Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; mental health; biomedical research and development; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; public health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) and private health insurance; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

Members

Republicans

Joe Pitts (PA), Chairman
Brett Guthrie (KY), Vice Chairman
Ed Whitfield (KY)
John Shimkus (IL)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Susan Brooks (IN)
Chris Collins (NY)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)

Democrats

Gene Green (TX), Ranking Member
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
G. K. Butterfield (NC)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

August 5, 2014 | ICYMI

Florida Announces Premiums Set to Increase An Average
 of 13.2 percent – Some Plans to Jump 23 Percent

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August 4, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today applauded the news that H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, was signed into law late Friday. The bipartisan legislation, authored by Reps.

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August 4, 2014 | ICYMI

Pitts: “I hope that no matter who controls the House, Senate, or Presidency we can keep working together to pave the way for new medical innovations.”

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August 4, 2014 | ICYMI

The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week advanced H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act, legislation introduced by committee member Rep. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA).

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July 31, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today called on the Government Accountability Office to provide details about the management of pathogens at federal laboratories. The letter was signed by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A.

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July 31, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: It is vitally important to maintain biosafety and biosecurity protocols at federal laboratories that are designed to prevent unintentional exposure to pathogens or their accidental or intentional release because exposure to certain disease-causing pathogens can have serious and potentially lethal consequences for public health.

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